Philip Roth — American Novelist born on March 19, 1933,

Philip Milton Roth is an American novelist... (wikipedia)

Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness are my closest friends.
Old age isn't a battle; old age is a massacre.
People are unjust to anger - it can be enlivening and a lot of fun.
Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.
Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.